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Müller, Auguste (ca. 1817)

Müller, Auguste (ca. 1817)

German somnambulist of Carlsruhe, the first sensitive in the age of animal magnetism who claimed contact with spirits. Her trance history was carefully recorded by Dr. Meier in his Höchst Merkwürdige Geschichte der Magnetisch Hellsehenden Auguste Müller (Stuttgart, 1818). She was controlled by the spirit of her dead mother and gave frequent exhibitions of a remarkable traveling clairvoyant faculty. She gave correct medical diagnoses of herself and others and claimed to discern in trance both the thoughts and the character of others. She could also project herself using out-of-the-body travel and appeared one night in the bedroom of her friend Catherine, as she promised her.

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